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« Reply #125 on: 26/03/2011 01:45:26 »
Ah well, it's no fun reading about the Fukushima plant, Seems like a possible reactor breach in the number 3 reactor. Workers trying to connect an electrical cable to a pump stepped into water that was found to be 10,000 times more radioactive than levels normally found in water in or around a reactor. There is the same amount of radioactivity found in water in reactor one (That one is worrying), and possibly in number two and four as there is water there too. the Japanese government are encouraging people to move. there's a strong probability that those or this leak(s) have been there since the disaster.

"Similar pools of water were also found in the turbine buildings of the No. 2 and No. 4 reactors, measuring up to 1 meter and 80 centimeters deep, respectively. Those near the No. 1 and No. 3 reactors were up to 40 cm and 1.5 meters deep. TEPCO will remove such water in all of four reactor units to reduce the risk of more workers being exposed to radioactive substances, it said. The risk hinders their efforts to restore the plant's crippled cooling functions, which are crucial to overcoming the crisis, it added.

The utility plans to inject fresh water into the No. 2 reactor core to prevent crystallized salt from seawater already injected forming a crust on the fuel rods and hampering smooth water circulation, thus diminishing the cooling effect. It has begun injecting fresh water into the No. 1 and No. 3 reactor cores."

"The quake and tsunami are emerging as the world's most expensive natural disasters on record, wreaking up to $310 billion in damages, the government said." And that's just the start I would say. We'll see if those watching are able to learn from this, or not. The costs for just one nuclear accident is astronomical.

"Government spokesman Yukio Edano insisted that people living 12 to 20 miles (20 to 30 kilometers) from the plant should still be safe from radiation as long as they stay indoors. But since supplies are not being delivered to the area fast enough, he said it may be better for residents to voluntarily evacuate to places with better facilities."

I doubt anyone will feel safer by that message. And the radioactivity measured in the water supply in Tokyo was twice what's allowed for infants Wednesday, but has now gone down again to 51 becquerels of radioactive iodine per kilogram of water  Friday morning. Let's hope it will work out for them, and lets also hope that they've started to prepare for a worst case scenario. Looking at Chernobyl and wondering what 600 000 fuel rods might do is not what I want to do.

But they are trying, so very hard. And the Tsunami is making it so much worse, with homeless people in the hundred of thousands. But it's nothing compared with what a new Chernobyl might do to the citizens of Tokyo. If that happens we will be talking about millions instead.

"Early Friday, concern grew that the high-level radiation leak detected with the workers' exposure could indicate possible damage to the No. 3 reactor vessel, but the government's nuclear safety agency later denied the possibility, saying no data, such as on the pressure level, suggest the reactor vessel has cracked or been damaged.

While the high-level radiation is suspected to have come from the reactor, where overheating fuel rods are believed to have partially melted, it remains uncertain how the leak occurred, the government's Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency said."
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Fukushima Nuclear Accident Update Log Updates of 25 March 2011 

What makes me wonder a little more is that the live streaming from Japan has stopped on-line, both the English and Japanese version is finished as from today. Could be a commercial decision of course, NHK WORLD TV wanting to squeeze what money they can get from the interest.
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« Reply #126 on: 28/03/2011 07:54:32 »
Diverse Quotes.
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The elevated levels of radiation at and around the Fukushima plant will require careful monitoring of seafood in Japan, said Kimberlee J. Kearfott, a professor of nuclear engineering and radiological sciences at the University of Michigan. “It is extremely important that seafood be carefully monitored,” she said in an e-mail. “This is because many of the radionuclides are concentrated in the environment,” she added. “For example, iodines are concentrated in kelp (a Japanese food, seaweed) and shrimp. “Iodines, cesium and strontium are concentrated in other types of seafood,” she continued. “Fish can act like tea or coffee presses. When you push down the plungers, the grounds all end up on one side. In this case, that is the fish.”

New data from monitoring of the marine environment, carried out from 24 March, 22:55 UTC to 25 March, 03:32 UTC about 30 km offshore, show a decrease in both caesium-137 and iodine 131. The contamination at these locations is influenced by aerial deposition of fallout as well as by the migration of contaminated seawater from the discharge points at the reactor. The measured radiation doses rates above the sea remain consistently low (between 0.04 and 0.1 microsievert per hour). The first results of model predictions received from the SIROCCO Group at the University of Toulouse are being assessed. Radioactive iodine in seawater just outside the plant had risen to 1,850 times the usual level on Sunday the 27/3, up from 1,250 on Saturday. Yukio Edano, the chief cabinet secretary, said he did not think the pressure vessel, which cases the fuel rods, was broken at the No. 2 reactor. He said pressure levels inside the reactor remained higher than atmospheric pressure, suggesting that there was no breach.

“I don’t think the container is breached, but there is a possibility the water is coming from somewhere inside the reactor,” he said. “We want to find out as quickly as possible where the highly radioactive water is leaking from, and take measures to deal with it,” Mr. Edano said on a live interview on the public broadcaster, NHK, early Sunday. But monday Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano reported that highly radioactive water detected at the No. 2 reactor of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant is due to a partial meltdown of fuel rods there.

He said that "water in a containment vessel that came into contact with fuel rods, that partially melted at one point, is believed to have been leaked,'' referring to the high levels of radioactive water found at the basement of the reactor's turbine building. Edano told a news conference that the government believes the meltdown is not continuing.He said the government will put all its efforts into preventing the contaminated water from getting into seawater or seeping below ground. And Tokyo Electric Power Co., operator of the crippled plant, said Monday that it has found water with radioactive levels 100,000 times normal in the basement of the turbine building.

Two IAEA teams are currently monitoring in Japan. One team made gamma dose-rate measurements in the Tokyo region at 8 locations. Gamma dose-rates measured ranged from 0.08 to 0.15 microsievert per hour, which is within or slightly above the normal background. The second team made additional measurements at distances of 30 to 41 km from the Fukushima nuclear power plant. At these locations, the dose-rates ranged from 0.9 to 17 microsievert per hour. At the same locations, results of beta-gamma contamination measurements ranged from 0.03 to 3.1 Megabecquerel per square metre. There was also deep concern early Sunday about initial readings of radioactive iodine 134, which has a half-life of only 53 minutes and would not be present in large quantities unless fission had restarted. That would present the alarming possibility of an out-of-control reactor. Several hours after releasing the initial results, the plant operator said that those readings had been in error, and that retesting had shown negligible amounts of the isotope.

But the revised readings confirmed the overall high radiation readings at the plant, and utility officials continued to search for the exact source. And they still may need to retest for other radioactive isotopes that had been found in the seawater around the No. 2 reactor, including troubling quantities of cesium, barium, cobalt and lanthanum. The government's Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency also said Monday that radioactive iodine-131 at a concentration 1,150 times the maximum allowable level was detected Sunday in a seawater sample taken around 1.5 kilometers north of the drainage outlets of the troubled No. 1-4 reactors. Hidehiko Nishiyama, a spokesman for the nuclear agency, said it is highly likely that the polluted water spotted near the No. 5-6 reactors flew from the sea area near the No. 1-4 reactors along the coastline.

Nishiyama said there were no health concerns so far because fishing would not be conducted in the evacuation-designated area within 20 kilometers of the plant and radioactive materials would be ''significantly diluted'' by the time they are consumed by marine species and then by people.

Recommendations relating to the restriction of drinking water consumption, based on measured concentrations of iodine-131, remain in place in seven locations (in one location for both adults and infants, and in six locations for infants). As far as food contamination is concerned, samples taken from 23 to 25 March in five prefectures showed iodine-131 in unprocessed raw milk, but the levels were far below the regulation values set by the Japanese authorities. Caesium-137 was also detected in samples of unprocessed raw milk taken on 23 March in Chiba prefecture, but at levels far below the Japanese regulation values. Caesium-137 was not detected in any of the samples taken from 24-25 March in the other four prefectures.

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« Reply #127 on: 28/03/2011 12:32:35 »
Just to put it in perspective.

"The Chernobyl disaster, a nuclear reactor explosion and subsequent fire on April 26, 1986, which spewed highly radioactive fallout into the atmosphere, continues to harm animal populations in the Ukraine, according to a new study. The study, published in the latest Royal Society Biology Letters, presents the most extensive data set ever compiled on the abundance of animals at and around the Chernobyl site. "Abundance" is relative in this case, however, since scientists Anders Moller and Timothy Mousseau determined that insect, bird and other animal populations have dramatically diminished there in the two decades following the disaster.

"Chronic, continuous exposure to low dose radiation appears to be the cause," Mousseau, director of the Chernobyl Research Initiative at the University of South Carolina, told Discovery News. For three years, he and Moller conducted population censuses on invertebrates at more than 700 sites near Chernobyl. At each site the researchers measured radiation levels, using Geiger counters and aerial scan data. They also counted numbers of bumblebees, butterflies, grasshoppers, dragonflies and spider webs.

The radiation wasn't just higher right at the plant site, either.

Due to factors such as wind direction, the nuclear blast released radiation "in a very patchy manner, so while the highest areas of contamination are closest to the plant, there are also areas of higher radiation quite a ways away from the reactor," Mousseau said.

He and Moller are currently analyzing wolf, fox, rabbit, squirrel and other animal populations. The scientists are not yet ready to release those findings, but the insect population study and the earlier bird surveys suggest that many species "are either absent or in very low numbers in the Chernobyl region."

"Brightly colored and migratory species of birds appear to be particularly sensitive to radioactive contaminants," Mousseau added. Two processes appear to keep the Ukraine animals in a downward cycle. The first is that radiation could be accumulating within certain species over many generations, through ingestion of contaminated dirt, water and food. Secondly, as one animal or insect population diminishes, another one might take its place. This "niche replacement" species might then become contaminated too, reducing its later survival rates. As a result, the ecosystem at Chernobyl has never fully recovered and remains in distress, suggest the recent studies."

And "Twelve times a month — the maximum number of shifts the doctors will allow — Sergei A. Krasikov takes a train across the no man’s land and reports for work at a structure enclosing Reactor No. 4 known as “the sarcophagus.”

Among his tasks is to pump out radioactive liquid that has collected inside the burned-out reactor. This happens whenever it rains. The sarcophagus was built 25 years ago in a panic, as radiation streamed into populated areas after an explosion at the reactor, and now it is riddled with cracks. Water cannot be allowed to touch the thing that is deep inside the reactor: about 200 tons of melted nuclear fuel and debris, which burned through the floor and hardened, in one spot, into the shape of an elephant’s foot. This mass remains so highly radioactive that scientists cannot approach it. But years ago, when they managed to place measurement instruments nearby, they got readings of 10,000 rem per hour, which is 2,000 times the yearly limit recommended for workers in the nuclear industry.

While some radioactive elements in nuclear fuel decay quickly, cesium’s half-life is 30 years and strontium’s is 29 years. Scientists estimate that it takes 10 to 13 half-lives before life and economic activity can return to an area. That means that the contaminated area — designated by Ukraine’s Parliament as 15,000 square miles, around the size of Switzerland — will be affected for more than 300 years.

All last week, workers frantically tried to cool the six reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi plant 140 miles north of Tokyo. But one had to look at Ukraine to understand the sheer tedium and exhaustion of dealing with the aftermath of a meltdown. It is a problem that does not exist on a human time frame. Volodymyr P. Udovychenko drove to Ukraine’s Parliament building on Tuesday, dressed in a shiny purple shirt and tie. He is the mayor of Slavutych, which is home to most of the 3,400 workers who are still employed at the Chernobyl Atomic Energy Station.

Most of them have not received their full salaries since January, and the mayor was requesting $3.6 million to pay them. “The leadership turns away from this, they think that Chernobyl doesn’t exist,” he said. “Chernobyl does exist. And those 200 tons — they also exist.” "

Sober reading, folks. Don't ever listen to those wanting you to 'forget' about it and 'leave it to the experts'. And stop thinking of long term storage. Keep it where we are forced to take care of it instead. There's no company able to take care of anything at those time scales, and probably no government either. But keeping the waste where we can see it will make us able to react in time, instead of 'out of sight, out of mind.'
 

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« Reply #128 on: 03/04/2011 18:22:25 »
This is Horrible. I know that you need to use those that are willing. But you shouldn't use those that already given up, feeling that life is of no use. Very questionable ethics, and sort of stinks. Those guys cited shouldn't be there, they should be at a crisis center with people that can give them some hope. This sounds more like those kind of nuclear war scenarios where someone used a dirty bomb at you, creating suicide squads that knows that they will die any which way. And no, I'm not joking, those scenarios exist. Humans are strange beings.

"The Fukushima 50 aren't on their own anymore — there are now about 400 Tokyo Electric Power Co. employees inside the plant. They work in rotating 12-hour shifts. The high levels of contamination make it hard to get supplies to them, so food and water are scarce. They get two meals a day: Typically, vegetable juice and 30 crackers each for breakfast, and instant rice for dinner. "I just wanted people to understand that there are many people fighting under harsh circumstances in the nuclear plants," one worker wrote in an email. "That is all I want. Crying is useless. If we're in hell now all we can do is to crawl up towards heaven."

Is the pressure getting to them?
Yes. In a note thanking fellow TEPCO employees for their hard work, one Fukushima supervisor broke down. "My parents were washed away by the tsunami and I still don't know where they are," he wrote. "I'm engaged in extremely tough work under this kind of mental condition. ... I can't take this any more!" Another worker, named Emiko Ueno wrote in an email quoted in The New York Times: "My town is gone,. My parents are still missing. I still cannot get in the area because of the evacuation order. I still have to work in such a mental state. This is my limit.""
 

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« Reply #129 on: 05/04/2011 21:22:57 »
Just remember the rest of the district is also suffering from total destruction, the single small area affected by radiation is tiny compared to the loss of entire towns and the death of over 28000 people killed by either drowning or having something fall on them. the reactors can and will be contained and controlled, but the rest of the country needs help as well.
 

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« Reply #130 on: 16/04/2011 06:32:58 »
" TOKYO — Japan's nuclear regulators raised the severity level of the crisis at a stricken nuclear plant Tuesday to rank it on par with the 1986 Chernobyl disaster, citing the amount of radiation released in the accident. The regulators said the rating was being raised from 5 to 7 — the highest level on an international scale overseen by the International Atomic Energy Agency. However, there was no sign of any significant change at the tsunami-stricken Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant.

The new ranking signifies a "major accident" with "wider consequences" than the previous level, according to the Vienna-based IAEA. "We have upgraded the severity level to 7 as the impact of radiation leaks has been widespread from the air, vegetables, tap water and the ocean," said Minoru Oogoda of Japan's Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency. NISA officials said one of the factors behind the decision was that the cumulative amount of radioactive particles released into the atmosphere since the incident had reached levels that apply to a Level 7 incident.

The revision was based on cross-checking and assessments of data on leaks of radioactive iodine-131 and cesium-137, said NISA spokesman Hidehiko Nishiyama. "We have refrained from making announcements until we have reliable data," Nishiyama said. "The announcement is being made now because it became possible to look at and check the accumulated data assessed in two different ways," he said, referring " From Associated Press Updated: 04/11/2011.
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"Changes to Fukushima Daiichi Plant Status 15 April 2011, 14:30 UTC

The transfer of contaminated water from the trench of the Unit 2 Turbine Building to the condenser started on 12 April and continued on 13 April until approximately 660 tonnes were transferred. To minimize the movement of contaminated water to the open sea, temporary boards to stop water (3 steel plates in total) were installed on 13 April on the ocean-side of the Inlet Bar Screen of Unit 2.

Silt fences have also been installed in the inlet canal and in front of the Inlet Bar Screens of Units 1, 2, 3 and 4. On 11 April, a silt screen was installed at the southern end of the inlet canal. The installation in front of the Inlet Bar Screen of Units 3 and 4 was completed on 13 April and for Units 1 and 2 on 14 April. As of 14 April, white "smoke" was still observed coming from Units 2 and 3. White "smoke" was also observed coming from Unit 4 on 14 April." From IAEA.

Two hundred thousand people within a 12 mile radius of the plants is evacuated, with a no fly zone established within 50 km of the plants.

"There is approximately 50 workers at the reactors attempting to put water into the reactors to try and cool them, and around 800 nonessential staff workers have been evacuated. To date there has been 4 explosions at the plant emerging from the devastating effects the earthquake caused on March 11, and the tsunami the followed. Tokyo is located 150 miles to the south, and radiation levels there are slightly higher which caused the cancellation of Air China flights from Beijing and Shanghai into the capital of Japan."

TEPCO presenting a analysis of the tsunami hitting the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear plant on March 11th, 2011.
 

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« Reply #131 on: 17/04/2011 01:02:47 »
And here is our own TNS interview with Dr Ian Farnan, from the Cambridge University Department of Earth Sciences. Explaining how it could happen.
 

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« Reply #132 on: 22/04/2011 02:15:12 »
I don't know about you but I need a break here. Something that always make me smile is a cool game. There's a lot of nice online games out there, but not so many that suits a laptop (which I have) and are --Free--

Anyway, enough complaining. Here's a game with a twist, and rocks? 

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And here's the text.

Mum mum mum mah
Mum mum mum mah

Mum mum mum mah
Mum mum mum mah

I wanna raid 'em like they do in the old days
Stun 'em sheep 'em sap 'em kite 'em mind control with me
Cast rejuvenation on the pally as she starts
And after she's been healed I'll be the one to heal her heart

Oh, oh, oh, oh, ohhhh, ohh-oh-e-ohh-oh-oh
I'll cast some HoTs, while she tanks the boss
Oh, oh, oh, oh, ohhhh, ohh-oh-e-ohh-oh-oh,
I'll cast some HoTs, while she tanks the boss

Can't beat my, Can't beat my
Can't beat my roll on that epic mace
(He just rolled 100)
Can't beat my, Can't beat my
Can't beat my roll on that epic mace
(He just rolled 100)

Ep-ep-ep-epic mace, ep-ep-epic mace
(Mum mum mum mah)
Ep-ep-ep-epic mace, ep-ep-epic mace
(Mum mum mum mah)

I wanna pug with her a leet pair we will be
Try a random dungeon and were queued up instantly
Grouped up with a huntard who still needs to fix his gun
'Cuz baby when we pug, if we don't wipe, it isn't fun

Oh, oh, oh, oh, ohhhh, ohh-oh-e-ohh-oh-oh
I'll cast some HoTs, while she tanks the boss
Oh, oh, oh, oh, ohhhh, ohh-oh-e-ohh-oh-oh,
I'll cast some HoTs, while she tanks the boss

Can't beat my, Can't beat my
Can't beat my roll on that epic mace
(He just rolled 100)
Can't beat my, Can't beat my
Can't beat my roll on that epic mace
(He just rolled 100)

Ep-ep-ep-epic mace, ep-ep-epic mace
(Mum mum mum mah)
Ep-ep-ep-epic mace, ep-ep-epic mace
(Mum mum mum mah)

I won't tell you that you're laggin'
but I'm braggin'
Cause they're spankin' while you're tankin'
I'm not lying I'm just HoTing with my sick heal-botting
Just like a jerk trolling in trade chat
steal your mount and then I transfer out
I promise this, promise this
Check my armoury I don't exist

Can't beat my, Can't beat my
Can't beat my roll on that epic mace
(He just rolled 100)
Can't beat my, Can't beat my
Can't beat my roll on that epic mace
(He just rolled 100)

Can't beat my, Can't beat my
Can't beat my roll on that epic mace
(He just rolled 100)
Can't beat my, Can't beat my
Can't beat my roll on that epic mace
(He just rolled 100)

Can't beat my, Can't beat my
Can't beat my roll on that epic mace
(He just rolled 100)
Can't beat my, Can't beat my
Can't beat my roll on that epic mace
(He just rolled 100)

Ep-ep-ep-epic mace, ep-ep-epic mace
(Mum mum mum mah)
Ep-ep-ep-epic mace, ep-ep-epic mace
(Mum mum mum mah)

Ep-ep-ep-epic mace, ep-ep-epic mace
(Mum mum mum mah)
Ep-ep-ep-epic mace, ep-ep-epic mace
(Mum mum mum mah)

Ep-ep-ep-epic mace, ep-ep-epic mace
(Mum mum mum mah)
Ep-ep-ep-epic mace, ep-ep-epic mace
(Mum mum mum mah)

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« Reply #133 on: 22/04/2011 02:37:03 »
And something for those that thought it was a free game..
Su**ers :)

Wallace & Gromit's world of invention. Most suitable for those with some engineering skills. On the other tentacle, if you didn't have it before you will get it now.

 

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« Reply #134 on: 05/05/2011 16:54:41 »
It's been some time since I wrote about Fukushima Daiichi. It's like that, at first it's news, and horrible news at that, but as the days go and nothing seems to happen, no new catastrophe that is, one lose focus. But we all know that with radioactive materials there is no such things 'short time solutions'. So here is what seems new to me.

This one is from the 3 of April.

"Water with high amounts of radioactive iodine has been spewing directly into the Pacific Ocean from a large crack discovered Saturday in a six-foot-deep pit at the coastal plant north of Tokyo. The pit is next to the seawater intake pipes at the No. 2 reactor. After an unsuccessful attempt to flood the pit with concrete to stop the leak, workers on Sunday turned to trying to plug the apparent source of the water — an underground shaft thought to lead to the damaged reactor building — with more than 120 pounds of sawdust, three garbage bags full of shredded newspaper and about nine pounds of a polymeric powder that officials said absorbed 50 times its volume of water.

Although the stopgap measure did not appear to be succeeding, workers would keep trying to stem the leak, said Hidehiko Nishiyama, deputy director general of the Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency. Early Monday, workers injected a dye into a separate tunnel where contaminated water had been discovered, to determine whether that was the source of the water in the pit, said Tokyo Electric Power Company, the plant’s operator. Workers are also expected to continue efforts Monday to stop the leakage from the pit into the ocean.

Experts estimate that about seven tons an hour of radioactive water is escaping the pit.

Safety officials have said that the water, which appears to be coming from the damaged No. 2 reactor, contains one million becquerels per liter of iodine 131, or about 10,000 times the levels normally found in water at a nuclear plant. “There is still a steady stream of water from the pit,” Mr. Nishiyama said, but workers would continue to “observe and evaluate” the situation overnight. "

And here is Tepcos announcement of the same from the 21 of April.

"TEPCO Revealed on Thursday Radioactive Water 20,000 Times the Legal Limit Leaked in to the Ocean from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant in early April. 5,000 terabecquerels of radioactive substances or 520 tons of contaminated water was leaked. The leak is estimated to have lasted for six days through April 6."

As for which version is most correct? We will have to assume that Tepco realize that it's very hard to lie about radioactivity, even if it's leaking into the ocean. So I'll go with what they say until proven otherwise. And the ocean can take care of it, it's like oil catastrophes. The best cleansing isn't our human efforts. They are puny compared to what a ocean can do, and better still, it never stops its work. At least that is the experience we have in Sweden as I understand. That doesn't mean one can ignore it, and what it might do to the underwater vegetation? Still, the ocean have its own ways of dealing with it, long range ways. But the same will count for this radiation, even though the ocean will dilute it away, a lot of it might have been taken up by the bottom & vegetation so my guess is that they will have a hot-spot there, for quite some time.

And finally Workers enter Japan reactor for 1st time since blast. (No.1 reactor )

 

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« Reply #136 on: 21/07/2011 23:21:46 »
Feeling too serious today?

The world hanging over your shoulder.
0n your shoulder?


This will help.
 

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« Reply #137 on: 27/07/2011 02:40:56 »
LOL...LOL..Thats funny,,,,, Thanks Yor_on!
 

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« Reply #138 on: 27/07/2011 02:42:41 »
I don't know about you but I need a break here. Something that always make me smile is a cool game. There's a lot of nice online games out there, but not so many that suits a laptop (which I have) and are --Free--

Anyway, enough complaining. Here's a game with a twist, and rocks? 

==

And here's the text.

Mum mum mum mah
Mum mum mum mah

Mum mum mum mah
Mum mum mum mah

I wanna raid 'em like they do in the old days
Stun 'em sheep 'em sap 'em kite 'em mind control with me
Cast rejuvenation on the pally as she starts
And after she's been healed I'll be the one to heal her heart

Oh, oh, oh, oh, ohhhh, ohh-oh-e-ohh-oh-oh
I'll cast some HoTs, while she tanks the boss
Oh, oh, oh, oh, ohhhh, ohh-oh-e-ohh-oh-oh,
I'll cast some HoTs, while she tanks the boss

Can't beat my, Can't beat my
Can't beat my roll on that epic mace
(He just rolled 100)
Can't beat my, Can't beat my
Can't beat my roll on that epic mace
(He just rolled 100)

Ep-ep-ep-epic mace, ep-ep-epic mace
(Mum mum mum mah)
Ep-ep-ep-epic mace, ep-ep-epic mace
(Mum mum mum mah)

I wanna pug with her a leet pair we will be
Try a random dungeon and were queued up instantly
Grouped up with a huntard who still needs to fix his gun
'Cuz baby when we pug, if we don't wipe, it isn't fun

Oh, oh, oh, oh, ohhhh, ohh-oh-e-ohh-oh-oh
I'll cast some HoTs, while she tanks the boss
Oh, oh, oh, oh, ohhhh, ohh-oh-e-ohh-oh-oh,
I'll cast some HoTs, while she tanks the boss

Can't beat my, Can't beat my
Can't beat my roll on that epic mace
(He just rolled 100)
Can't beat my, Can't beat my
Can't beat my roll on that epic mace
(He just rolled 100)

Ep-ep-ep-epic mace, ep-ep-epic mace
(Mum mum mum mah)
Ep-ep-ep-epic mace, ep-ep-epic mace
(Mum mum mum mah)

I won't tell you that you're laggin'
but I'm braggin'
Cause they're spankin' while you're tankin'
I'm not lying I'm just HoTing with my sick heal-botting
Just like a jerk trolling in trade chat
steal your mount and then I transfer out
I promise this, promise this
Check my armoury I don't exist

Can't beat my, Can't beat my
Can't beat my roll on that epic mace
(He just rolled 100)
Can't beat my, Can't beat my
Can't beat my roll on that epic mace
(He just rolled 100)

Can't beat my, Can't beat my
Can't beat my roll on that epic mace
(He just rolled 100)
Can't beat my, Can't beat my
Can't beat my roll on that epic mace
(He just rolled 100)

Can't beat my, Can't beat my
Can't beat my roll on that epic mace
(He just rolled 100)
Can't beat my, Can't beat my
Can't beat my roll on that epic mace
(He just rolled 100)

Ep-ep-ep-epic mace, ep-ep-epic mace
(Mum mum mum mah)
Ep-ep-ep-epic mace, ep-ep-epic mace
(Mum mum mum mah)

Ep-ep-ep-epic mace, ep-ep-epic mace
(Mum mum mum mah)
Ep-ep-ep-epic mace, ep-ep-epic mace
(Mum mum mum mah)

Ep-ep-ep-epic mace, ep-ep-epic mace
(Mum mum mum mah)
Ep-ep-ep-epic mace, ep-ep-epic mace
(Mum mum mum mah)


Thats an interesting song! Can;t say as I understand it all but it does make you think...
 

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« Reply #139 on: 07/08/2011 18:36:43 »
T h i s  i s  a  D o u b l e  p o s t.

And I'm making it both in 'environment', and here. It's also probably the most important post I will make on this site :)

It's about your weather, Earth's climate, and what temperatures our kids might meet somewhere around 2100. It's also about the way the internet should be used, as a place where we all can meet and help each other out. And it's seriously geek cool :) as a added bonus.

The idea behind this site is statistics. Actually, to me, it resembles the way they found the dropped atom bombs outside Spain. I think they named it the Monte Carlo method. It was quite simple, using their best predictions and computer methods they still couldn't find the last bomb, so what they did was making it into a educated guessing contest, where people bet on where they thought the bomb might be. And then they took the result of the competition and started a search where the most people had guessed it might be, and found it, in the approximate area. It might seem slightly confusing, but it has be shown that when you take a large number of opinions on a matter, educated or not, you will find that the answer that crystallises out more often than not, have a statistical significance, coincident with the correct answer, all as I understands it.

So what this site does is to work with all of those slight variations of climate models we already have, spreading them out on home computers, all over the world, to then collect the results and look at how they 'clump together' into a pattern. Those 'patterns' will, according to this model, show a statistical significance pointing to what will become the most probable temperature increase. And it works, the theory as such has been proven several times, on several different occasions. So, this guy sat and tried to create a program such as those climate models could be run on our normal pc:s. and while he sat there our computers became more and more powerful, and in the end those two meet, and this is the result.

It's a brilliant idea and you joining it will be one of the hundreds of thousand creating a virtual 'super computer' doing what no super computer today can do, count on those probabilities and where the significance becomes largest. Do you get it, by joining you will do something NASA, ECHELON, NORAD, NSA, ad infinitum, can't. Your PC will be a part of one of the coolest virtual super computers on Earth. And all for a really good purpose. And we need this answer.

Climateprediction.net
 

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Re: does a picture say more than a thousand words?
« Reply #140 on: 24/04/2012 21:09:27 »
So we know that there is something brewing right?

No, I don't mean ale. Those weird scientists, I mean, I may be somewhat odd but .. ..

Take a look at this..  Will CERN awaken the Elder Gods?

I just knew there was something strange going on there..
 

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Re: does a picture say more than a thousand words?
« Reply #141 on: 26/04/2012 12:01:01 »


and yes I counted them 1000 words
 

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Re: does a picture say more than a thousand words?
« Reply #142 on: 26/04/2012 14:19:47 »
As good a description of a woman as any I would say.
One thousand words, making one woman, three important :)

(Ouch, wasn't me, somebody else must have written this..)
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And his spelling syx !!
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Re: does a picture say more than a thousand words?
« Reply #143 on: 26/04/2012 21:23:31 »
beauty Marylin..  She certainly was a beauty!
 

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Re: does a picture say more than a thousand words?
« Reply #144 on: 29/04/2012 14:25:29 »
Now, some of you might hate, well maybe not me personally, but at least the sheer chutzpah of someone calling your FaceBook account 'evil' but I think this guy got it right. Read it through first.

In Which Eben Moglen Like, Legit Yells at Me for Having Facebook.

The problem isn't in the idea of connecting services, more in the way they get used, and the way FB 'own' whatever you publish. Nothing is owned by you there, even though they tell you, it's 'yours' :)
 

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« Reply #145 on: 29/04/2012 14:36:18 »
So how do you circumvent it?

Well you can make fake accounts of course, but it won't matter. You create a structure of sorts, like a network of nodes, by whom you will interact with, and what you do and say anyway. Your name isn't important for that, although after a while it will be fairly easy for anyone having access to that information to track you down.

So, if you go up on social networks, understand one thing. They are not there for you to be a happy consumer. Ah well, in a way they are, but in a dictatorship they will become the strands that fetters you.
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And what may be worse, the strands that fetters those that trust you as you put them up.
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« Reply #146 on: 29/04/2012 15:00:45 »
Take a look at this example :)
Ah well..

Luluvise's date-rating site shows where your Facebook data can end up. 

Sort of embarrassing funny, but if they get it, what more agencies and sites? And it's 'commercially available' too..
 

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« Reply #147 on: 29/04/2012 15:06:42 »
What you need to see here is that in a statistical research, in where you are guaranteed anonymity, you actually are anonymous.  But if the same company constantly sent you requests and also logged from where, or in some way marked your answer with a unique code your answers slowly would start to lose their anonymity. And if everything you do becomes uniquely marked in some way, well forget privacy.

There will be no such thing.
 

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« Reply #148 on: 01/05/2012 18:01:02 »
Hopefully this will pluck a smile from you.
Don't know what to make of it but it sure sounds fun.

Especially "No Cyborgs beyond this point." "Human infants taste terrible!" "Chlorine-breathing reptoids out of US Congress!"

A Human IR Vision Experiment..
Enjoy..
 

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Re: does a picture say more than a thousand words?
« Reply #149 on: 25/05/2012 20:20:27 »
Fukushima..

I don't know what to make of this but you better read it..

As this else may be what some of us may end up with, or even worse?
A reality check.

Read this and make sure to check out the links in a time wise order.

 Nuclear engineer Arnie Gundersen took 5 random soil samples in Tokyo recently, and found that all 5 were so radioactive that they would be considered radioactive waste in the United States, which would have to be specially disposed of at a facility in Texas:

And now this one, but?

I still find it extremely hard to wrap my head around this idea.
But it's certainly much worse than I expected, which ever way I turn it around...

 

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